Firm profile submitted by Mills Selig
Managing Director: John Kearns
Number of directors: 9
Assistant solicitors: 12
Other fee-earners: 6
Banking & Finance: Anne Skeggs
Commercial: Kathryn Walls
Commercial Property: Anne Skeggs
Construction: Adrian Kerr
Corporate: Chris Guy
Debt Recovery: Emma Hunt
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Emma Hunt
Employment: Kiera Lee
Energy & Environmental: Anna-Marie McAlinden
Intellectual Property & Technology: Kathryn Walls
Licensing: John Kearns
Media & Defamation: Paul Spring
Partnerships: Chris Guy
Private Client: Fiona McFall
Private Equity & Venture Capital: Chris Guy
Residential Developments & Property: Anne Skeggs
Restructuring & Insolvency: John Kearns
The Firm Mills Selig is one of Northern Ireland’s most innovative and progressive corporate and commercial law firms. The firm acts for leading plcs, private equity funds, entrepreneurs, private companies and businesses, property developers, leading retailers and national and international media organisations. Its expert lawyers also advise on English law and are regularly involved in high-level property, corporate and commercial transactions in Ireland, Great Britain, mainland Europe and worldwide. Notable clients include First Derivatives plc, Bank of Ireland, Devenish Nutrition, ITV, DCC Energy, Murdock Group, Hughes Insurance, Wine Inns, SDC Trailers, and Whiterock Capital Partners. The firm has experienced considerable growth over the past few years in restructuring, liquor licensing, banking, construction, energy and environment.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & Finance: Project finance and asset-based finance acting for individuals, businesses and funders, together with all types of contentious matters.
Commercial: Supply and sale of goods and services, licensing, franchising, manufacturing, online terms and conditions, property management and procurement.
Commercial Property: Acquisition and disposal, site assembly and development, securitisation, retail, office, industrial, hospitality and leisure lettings, planning and environment matters, landlord and tenant, ports and harbour, mining, exploration, golf courses and windfarms.
Construction: Market-leading, specialist contentious and non-contentious construction advice to a range of client entities including funders, developers, contractors, consultants and sub-contractors.
Corporate: Sales and acquisitions of companies and businesses, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, listings on AIM, corporate reorganisations and demergers, shareholder arrangements, management buyouts and buy-ins and corporate governance.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Commercial, property, banking, shareholder and partnership, professional negligence, personal injury, medical negligence.
Employment: Employment audits, managing the exit of senior executives, and court and tribunal claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract, stress at work, TUPE, and other aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Energy & Environmental: Renewable and non-renewable energy projects with particular experience in large corporate infrastructure projects, anaerobic digestion, wind, solar and hydro projects, acting for a wide spectrum of clients including renewable power generators, land owners, developers, funds and financial institutions from across the UK.
Intellectual Property & Technology: Full-service advice in relation to protecting and commercially exploiting intellectual property to include copyright, trademarks and design rights through to joint venture collaborations, franchising and licensing.
Licensing: Applications for new licences for public houses, hotels, off licences and restaurants, all types of renewal application, transfers, sale and purchase transactions, protection orders, amendments/additions to licence terms, objections to applications and social club applications.
Media & Defamation: Libel and slander, breach of confidence, privacy, reporting restrictions, contempt of court, press complaints, copyright and pre-publication work.
Private Client: Wills and probate, estate and tax planning, charity law, and care homes.
Residential Property: Development site acquisition and plot sales, buying and selling residential property, mortgage and re-mortgage, and lettings.
Restructuring & Insolvency: All types of contentious and non-contentious advice in the areas of administration, voluntary arrangements, receiverships, liquidations, investigations, directors’ duties, security advice, and sale and purchase of bankrupt businesses.